WSR Independence Day Special Trek to Dark Forest – Andharban on 15th August 2016


Short Info:

Type : Trek though mountains and jungle

Height : 2100 ft above msl approx

Grade : Easy But endurance level little high

Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika

Cost  : 1050/- 

           1000/- WSR members

Trek Lead : Mahadeo / Deepak / Radhika


ANDHARBAN - the word itself means dense dark forest. Andharban is one of the most beautiful trek in Sahyadris. The best time to visit this place is during monsoon or post monsoon. In this trek, you descend for almost 4 hours and you are covered with dense forest and shade. En-route enjoy the waterfalls and awesome view of Kundalika valley. Here, we will be descending from Pune (Ghatmatha) to Konkan. This trek is also famous among nature lovers, shutterbugs for various species of Butterfly and flowers are there.



Meeting Point : At Khopoli Railway Station @ 07:15 am sharp on Monday, August 15, 2016

We'd be boarding the front-most general compartment of the below train.


CST-Khopoli Slow Local :

Mumbai CST 4:25 am.

Dadar 4:43 am.

Ghatkopar 4:59 am.

Thane 5:20 am.

Dombivli 5:42 am.

Kalyan 5:51 am.

Badlapur 6:09 am.

Karjat 6:42 am.

KHOPOLI 7:07 am.

07.30 : Meet and start Journey.


Pune People : Meeting Point Lonavala

Kumar Resort Corner @08.00am.


Pune People catch

6.30am Pune-Lonavala Local to reach Lonavala


Breakfast on the way

11.00 am: Start trek towards Andharban

02.00 pm: Lunch Break

03.00 pm: Start descend towards Bhira Dam

05.00 pm: Bhira Dam, enjoy the view of the series of waterfalls falling in Kundalika Valley

06.00 pm: Evening refreshments and Departure to Mumbai

10.00 pm: Reaching Mumbai tentatively




Transport - Khopoli station to Khopoli Station

Breakfast, Evening snacks and Tea

Equipment and expertise.



Train Tickets

Insurance, Packaged water, cold drinks and anything which is not mentioned above.



One needs to deposit Rs.1050/- amount in advance to book your seat into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

Account Name : Mahadeo J Gadade

Bank : Axis Bank

Account Type : Saving.

Account No : 913010025541263

IFSC Code : UTIB0000037

Branch : Pune


For more Details Call/What’s up/SMS

Mahadeo – 9370080086 / 9404266855

Deepak - 9819085757

Radhika - 9022045932





Things to be carried:

Working Torch

ID Proof, Full Sleeves.

Plastic bags to cover your bag and belongings.

Rain Cover/Poncho/Umbrella(must)

Water 3 liters (must)

Ready to eat snacks

Personal medicines

Proper backpack to put all the things

Good trekking shoes

Extra cloths

Rain shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.....


Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, Lemon and plastic bags.

It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.


Please read our "Terms & Conditions" before joining for any events.


Important Points to keep in mind:

1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

3 Please do not wear any jewelry.

4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.

6. Please wear dull/dark colored full sleeves clothes while in the safari.


Medical Disclaimer:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.